Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Concerns overs cuts to UW-Manitowoc? Nah, Rep. Tittl wants us to be able to drive 70 mph

The quicker to leave behind the damage Governor Walker is doing to this state?

Quote source:  Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin lawmakers agree to 70 mph limit on major roads. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4/28/2015)
Under the deal, the state Department of Transportation would decide which major highways in the state would be bumped up to 70 mph but could not raise the limits on roads with at-grade crossings.

Let's list some of these 'major highways'.
  • Interstate 90
  • Interstate 94
  • Interstate 39
  • Interstate 43
  • U.S. highway 151
    • Madison (northeast of the I-90/94/39 junction) to Fond du Lac
    • Madison (southwest of CTH PD to Dubuque, Iowa

If I drive 70 miles per hour, let alone the current legal speed limit of 65, on any of the above limited-access highways, I'm likely to be among the slowest-moving vehicles on the road.

Tittl has made the same observation.
Tittl has argued that effectively motorists here are already driving at 70 miles per hour or higher.

Related article:
I can't drive 85.  Do higher speed limits cause more care accident?  (Slate, 6/12/2012)

Related post:
Buyers' remorse in the 25th Assembly district?  (4/26/2015)

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